Concert Events & Projects

2017 

Spring, TBD - N.O.W. Collective Performance Series Concert: bringing together artists from multiple disciplines on one stage. 

WINTER - Songwriter's Showcase. Date(s) TBD. 


2016

December 10 - World premiere of my new work, Bolero del Viento Inquieto (a serenade for the spirit's unease) for violin, cello, acoustic guitar, double bass, and hand and foot percussion for the CompCord Ensemble at the Composers Concordance's Afro-Cuban themed Coco Loco Concert at Goddard Riverside - Bernie Wohl Center, 647 Columbus Ave., New York, NY at 7:30pm. 

November 11 - Release of my Single Song Debut of "Mesmerized" now available on http://cdbaby.com/cd/raulquines. Available on November 12, 2016 on CDBaby.com, iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon.com, Tidal, Google Music, Spotify, etc. 

SUMMER - Songwriting.

June - Collaborative projects.  

May - Recording more songs in the works.  

April 28-30 - ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO: The Music Creators Conference at Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, California.

March - Recording of one or two more songs in the works.  

February 13 - World premiere of my newest work Back On Mars (In memoriam David Bowie) by the Wheatley Quintet at the Composers Concordance WingJammer Concert at West Park Presbyterian Church (http://www.westparkpresbyterian.org), 165 West 86th Street and Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY at 8pm. 
"... a feast of contemporary music featuring improvisation plus an ample reception of buffalo wings. Compositions by Paul Carlon, Dan Cooper, Eleanor Cory, Emily Doolittle, Scott Hoefling, Ryo Noda, Payton MacDonald, Gene Pritsker, Raul Quines, David Sanford, Daniel Schnyder, and Dorian Wallace will be performed by: Gene Pritsker - guitar, Daniel Schnyder - saxophone, and Payton MacDonald - voice/percussion, and by the The Wheatley Quintet: Scott Hoefling - saxophone, Peggy Ho - clarinet, Steve Fitzko - trumpet, Angela Luftig - violin, and Anneke Schaul-Yoder - cello."

General Admission $15 
Early Eventbrite price $11.54


On-going project - A collaborative project with a group of fellow-composers, led by Gene Pritsker, to compose 72 one-minute works for SATB chorus based on the series of paintings, 10'x20' installation, by Rainer Gross, 72 Names. (www.rainergross.com)

TBD - Release of Single of my latest ballad for bari-tenor, piano, strings and back-vocals. [Soon to be announced.]  

January - I'm excited to be working on a piece to be premiered in February by the Wheatley Quintet for clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, violin and cello.   

2015

November - Recording: my latest ballad for bari-tenor, piano, strings and back-vocals.   

On-going
 project - A wonderful collaborative effort is underway with a group of fellow-composers, led by Gene Pritsker, to compose 72 one-minute works for SATB chorus based on the series of paintings, 10'x20' installation, by Rainer Gross, 72 Names. (www.rainergross.com)

August - Recording: my latest song for voice and piano.   

Spring
, TBD - N.O.W. Collective Performance Series Concert #3: bringing together artists from multiple disciplines on one stage. 

May 14 - Composers Concordance celebrates American Composers Forum 40th Birthday in National Composers Night Out - "Composers Hang" at Spectrum.  Among the composers to talk about music are: Dorian Wallace, Arthur Kampela, Gene Pritsker, Dan Cooper, Charles Coleman, Joseph Pehrson, Dave Soldier, John Clark, Jay Rosen, Matt Herskowitz, Svjetlana Bukvich, and me.

Spectrum (www.spectrumnyc.com)
121 Ludlow St, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10009


April 4 - A Conversation at a Crash Concert. The program for this short 45-50 minute concert includes the world premiere of a new work of mine called "...a conversation" (based on my favorite EE Cummings sonnet) for violin and viola, specifically written for Allie Stamler and Isabela Quines. 
 
Shetler Studios & Theatres (www.shetlerstudios.com)
Penthouse 1, (one flight walk-up from the 12th floor)
244 W. 54th Street, New York ,NY 10019
FREE ADMISSION!

 

February, TBD - N.O.W. Collective Performance Series Concert #2: bringing together artists from multiple disciplines on one stage. 
 

2014 

September 13 - Inaugural concert of N.O.W. Collective Performance Series: bringing together artists from multiple disciplines on one stage. N.O.W. = "new, old, world" as it pertains to music, art, literature, theatre, dance and else. Tenri Cultural Institute (www.tenri.org), 43 West 13th Street, New York, NY at 7:30pm.

May 11 - world premiere of piece for Piano Four-hands; commissioned by the Sonatoma Duo; City of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.


2013

December 20-22: 5 performances - Chamber music pieces of mine (along with other music curated from the baroque period and turn of the 20th-century) will accompany AboutFACE Ireland's production of Paul Nugent's Orson Welles' Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play at the Powerscourt Theatre in Dublin, Ireland. http://aboutfaceireland.com

April 25 - Premiere of solo cello suite Impressões (Impressions) by cellist Michael Midlarsky of the Composers Concordance chamber group (http://composersconcordance.com) at the Turtle Bay Music School (http://www.tbms.org), the Richmond Room: 244 East 52nd St, New York, NY at 7pm.

March 31 - Premiere of new choral work Surrexit by the commissioning group Larchmont Avenue Church Chancel Choir and music director Douglas Kostner (http://www.lacny.org) at the Larchmont Avenue Church: 60 Forest Park Avenue, Larchmont, NY at 9am and 11am.

TBD - studio recording of some of my chamber music compositions.




2012

June 28 - Classical Preludes and Jazz Standards: guest appearance on piano, with Isabela Quines on voice and viola, and world premiere of Para kay Bela for viola and piano, Vassar Warner Hall, Poughkeepsie, NY 11am.

April 1 - I am delighted to announce that Music for Lamentation has been added on the NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) Manual, Edition 30. The manual will be available for distribution on July 2, 2012; online order placement for Edtion 30 after the spring season at
www.nyssma.org/manual.cfm.

2012 is shaping up to be a productive year! While music is my main choice of drug, I've been focusing a good part of my time on another field of composition, the composition of written words. To read some of my recent writings, check out my blog site at raulsdailymuse.posterous.com.

On the musical front, future projects include the recording and premiere of Para kay Bela for viola and piano, works under way for a cappella SATB chorus, a percussion ensemble and a new piece for string orchestra, as well as a multi-media collaboration of music, art and dance production. So stay tuned!

TBD - recording of new work for viola and piano, New York.




2011

November 1 - Music for Lamentation for string orchestra, second performance by the Grassfield Orchestra with orchestra music director Steve Vutsinas at the Grassfield High School Auditorium, 2007 Grizzly Trail, Chesapeake, VA. 7pm.  * The piece will be accompanied by a video installation commemorating the tragic events of September 11.

October 13  - Virginia state premiere performance of Music for Lamentation for string orchestra by the Grassfield Orchestra with music director Steve Vutsinas in the "Relay For Life Benefit Concert,Grassfield Auditorium, Grassfield High School, 2007 Grizzly Trail, Chesapeake, VA. 7pm.  * The piece will be accompanied by a video installation commemorating the events that took place on September 11, 2001.

September 11 - World Premiere Broadcast of recently released recording of "9/11 dedication piece" Music for Lamentation for string orchestra Sunday, September 11 from 3-5pm EST on"We Remember September 11" 24-Hour Live Radio Marathon with host Marvin Rosen on WPRB 103.3 FM Princeton and around the world at www.wprb.com (program starts: Saturday, September 10 at 7pm, EST - ends: Sunday, September 11 at 7pm, EST).  Among the body of works for the program are by composers John Adams, Max Lifchitz, Stephen Hartke, David del Tredici, Robert Sirota, Joan Tower, Kurt Gellersted, Margaret Brouwer, Richard Danielpour, Lera Auerbach, Wojciech Kilar and many others. More information is available on Classical Discoveries at www.classicaldiscoveries.org.



 
August 21 - performance of Music for Lamentation for string orchestra by Vivace Orchestra of Stringendo with music director Jonathan Handman, NYSSMA Summer Music Conference, Crowne Plaza, Albany - City Center, 40 Lodge Street, Albany, NY. 7:30pm.

August 21 - Radio broadcast of Sketches: IV. Cantabile on WKZE, Sunday Brunch with Paul Higgins, Red Hook, NY.

June 5 - CD Release of STRINGENDO, featuring Music for Lamentation.

June 2 - World premiere of Sketches for string quartet by the Locrian Chamber Players (Calvin Wiersma, Conrad Harris, Daniel Panner & Greg Hesselink), Riverside Church, 10th Floor Performance Space, 91 Claremont Avenue, NYC 8pm. Other works by  Reiku Fueting, Eleanor Cory, Robert Cohen and John Adams.

May 8 - performance of Music for Lamentation for string orchestra by Vivace Orchestra, Rhinebeck Auditorium, Rhinebeck High School, Rhinebeck, NY 2pm.

May 1 - performance of Music for Lamentation for string orchestra by Vivace Orchestra, New Hackensack Reformed Church, Wappingers Falls, NY 7pm.

April 9 - recording of Music for Lamentation for string orchestra by Vivace Orchestra, under the baton of Jonathan Handman, Hudson Valley, NY.

April 3 - performance of Music for Lamentation for string orchestra by Vivace Orchestra, under the baton of Jonathan Handman, Vassar Warner Hall, Poughkeepsie, NY 3pm.

World Premiere Broadcast

World-premiere Broadcast on WPRB "We Remember September 11"
 
New York, September 1, 2011 - I am honored and delighted to share with you this special news: The recently released Vivace Orchestra recording of my "9/11 dedication piece" Music for Lamentation for string orchestra will receive its world premiere broadcast this coming Sunday, September 11 on WPRB 103.3FM Princeton between and 5pm (EST), as part of the 24-Hour Live Broadcast Tribute to the 10-year anniversary of September 11. Among the collection of works for the program are by composers John Adams, Max Lifchitz, Stephen Hartke, Rober Sirota, David del Tredici, Joan Tower, Kurt Gellersted, Margaret Brouwer, Richard Danielpour, Lera Auerbach, Wojciech Kilar and many others.

Everyone is invited! Join me and DJ/host Marvin Rosen on this special day of reflection on the radio or online. Detailed information, including Live-streaming links, is listed below:

"WE REMEMBER SEPTEMBER 11", a 24-HOUR LIVE WPRB RADIO BROADCAST with host, Marvin Rosen will start on Saturday, September 10 at 7:00pm [EST] until 7:00pm the next day, Sunday, September 11, 2011. The program will air on WPRB 103.3 FM Princeton. 

Live streaming of the program is available worldwide at the following links:
http://listen.wprb.com/pls
http://listen.wprb.com/ram
http://listen.wprb.com/asx
http://www.wprb.com/listen.php

Internet listeners link to: Time Zone Converter: http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc.tzc

You can read more about this marathon at: MarvinTheCat Blog WE REMEMBER SEPTEMBER 11 at:
http://marvinthecat.wordpress.com/2011/08/20/we-remember-september-11-2/

More information can also be found on the home page of the Classical Discoveries website at: http://www.classicaldiscoveries.org.

If you are on Facebook, please sign the guest list and feel free to spread the word by inviting your friends to participate in this special event at: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=101258349978097.

Callers are welcome to call Marvin Rosen while the music is playing at 609-258-1033.

 

Press Release

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

9/11 Tribute Music for Lamentation Upcoming Performance 
Sunday, August 21, 2011, Albany, NY

Rhinebeck, NY, August 7, 2011 – Local composer’s “9/11 dedication piece” Music for Lamentation for string orchestra is garnering performances throughout the Hudson Valley (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkaXm9iAu90). As the 10th anniversary of September 11 approaches, Raul Quines’s moving tribute will be given a repeat performance by the celebrated Vivace Orchestra at the NYSSMA Summer Music Conference at Crowne Plaza Albany – City Center, 40 Lodge Street, Albany, New York on August 21st at 7:30pm (corrected time).

A reflective expression on the 9/11 tragedy, Raul Quines began work on Music for Lamentation immediately after the events took place, and completed it in 2004, to commemorate the fallen victims and heroes and celebrate their legacy. In an attempt to provide a healing voice through this evocative piece, Music for Lamentation transcends the depth of the composer’s agony to offer hope, love and peace in times of unease and uncertainty, a passionate prayer to mend unclosed emotional fissures and heal old wounds.

“It is a special privilege each time that the Vivace Orchestra of Stringendo performs this particular work because its completion is specifically indebted to the organization, and my daughter, for the inspiration and immeasurable encouragement,” reveals Mr. Quines. “This work is not merely an elegy that laments those lost – it’s a vessel I call ‘Hope,’ which holds a lot of optimism and healing power. I would be honored if the piece finds a home in our country's orchestras, concert halls, music organizations, radio stations, learning institutions and the public's heart. My ultimate dream is to have Music for Lamentation performed for the public on September 11, 2011 in New York City, my home for twenty years,” adds Mr. Quines.

A newly released CD titled Stringendo includes Raul Quines’s Music for Lamentation, recorded by the Vivace Orchestra under the expert baton of Jonathan Handman (http://www.stringendo.org). "Music for Lamentation is an exceptional work that vividly expresses its composer's reflection on September 11. It is a heart-wrenching journey. On a musical level, it is the type of piece that becomes more intriguing and appealing the more it is studied, rehearsed and performed. This is a stunning work that will leave every member in the performance hall speechless long after the last note fades into silence,” Mr. Handman states.

Among his professional credits, Mr. Quines taught at the Manhattan School of Music and his works have been performed extensively throughout the country and abroad, including the world premiere of his piece Sketches for string quartet, by the Locrian Chamber Players at Riverside Church in New York City last month. His compositions, several of which require strategic spatial formations, have been performed by groups such as the Absolute Ensemble, Soundclock Ensemble, West Chester Chamber Orchestra and Manhattan Composers Orchestra. He has worked with musical artists, such as the Attacca Quartet, Elizabeth Weigle, Iris Derke, Gene Pritsker and David Cossin, visual artist Mark Kostabi, and actors and modern dancers alike.

Mr. Quines holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music and a Master of Art degree from Hunter College CUNY in composition. He teaches privately in Rhinebeck, New York, where he now resides. A number of his works are published by Building Moons & Arches Publishing Company.

For more information on Music for Lamentation and/or Raul Quines, please visit www.quinesmusic.com. To inquire about the piece, contact Mr. Quines at raulquines@quinesmusic.com or (646) 322-4511.

 

Previous Press Releases


9 Vassar St., Suite 32 ~ Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 ~ phone: (845) 264-1206 ~ fax: (845) 208-0260
www.stringendo.org

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Vivace Orchestra of Stringendo Command Performance at NYSSMA
Sunday, August 21, 2011

Poughkeepsie, New York, August 1, 2011 – Hudson Valley’s celebrated Vivace Orchestra of Stringendo, led by artistic director and conductor Jonathan Handman, will give a demonstrative performance at the NYSSMA Summer Music Conference at Crowne Plaza - Albany City Center, 40 Lodge Street, Albany, New York on August 21st at 7:30pm. The line-up will consist of the Divertimento in D major, K. 136 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Serenade for Strings in E-flat major, Opus 6 by Joseph Suk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqVOQuuW7WI&feature=related) and contemporary composer Raul Quines’s “9/11 Dedication Piece” Music for Lamentation for string orchestra.

The Vivace Orchestra’s newly released CD titled Stringendo, comprised of the above-mentioned works by W.A. Mozart, Joseph Suk and Hudson Valley resident composer Raul Quines, along with Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Rhosymedre “Prelude on a Welsh Hymn Tune” (recorded by the Chaconne Orchestra), will be available for sale. Family, friends and the local community are encouraged to attend this concert/conference. Admission is free.

Stringendo began in 1998 as a two-week Summer Strings music camp for young musicians and expanded into a year-round orchestra program in 2001. Stringendo, Inc. is now a non-profit community music school that enrolls hundreds of students between the ages of 7 and 18. The orchestra program, which include some of Hudson Valley’s talented and dedicated music professionals and instructors, and run by executive director, Emily Schaad, and artistic director, Jonathan Handman, is composed of six orchestras: Prelude, Intermezzo, Mazurka, Tarantella, Chaconne, and Vivace. The orchestras meet on Saturdays during the school year.

Stringendo also directs the Strawberry Hill Fiddle program, which enrolls young string players interested in traditional music, and perform on regular basis throughout the school-year calendar at Locust Grove/Samuel Morse Historic Site, Mills Mansion State Park and other venues in Hudson Valley, nationwide and abroad. The fiddle program consists of the Strawberry, Raspberry, Cranberry, Boysenberry and Huckleberry fiddlers.

For more information, visit www.stringendo.org or contact Emily Schaad, executive director, and Sarah Goldstone, administrative assistant, at 845-264-1206 or stringendo.info@gmail.com.

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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Composer of 9/11 Tribute Spreads Healing Through Music
In honor of the 10th anniversary, “Music for Lamentation” performed throughout New York; local composer Raul Quines seeks to share with ensembles and orchestras around the globe.

Rhinebeck, NY, July 1, 2011 - Raul Quines’s moving tribute, Music for Lamentation, is garnering performances throughout the Hudson Valley as the tenth anniversary of September 11 draws near, most recently by the celebrated Vivace Orchestra of Stringendo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkaXm9iAu90).

A reflective expression on the 9/11 tragedy, composer Quines began work on Music for Lamentation for string orchestra immediately after the events took place, and completed it in 2004, to commemorate the fallen victims and heroes and celebrate their legacy. In an attempt to provide a healing voice through this evocative piece, Music for Lamentation transcends the depth of the composer’s agony to offer hope, love and peace in times of unease and uncertainty, a passionate prayer to mend unclosed emotional fissures and heal old wounds.

“My ultimate dream is to have Music for Lamentation performed for the public on September 11, 2011 in New York City, my home for twenty years,” reveals Mr. Quines. “This work is not merely an elegy that laments those lost – it’s a vessel I call ‘Hope,’ which holds a lot of optimism and healing power. I would be honored if the piece finds a home in our country's orchestras, concert halls, music organizations, radio stations, learning institutions, libraries and the public's heart.”

A newly released CD titled Stringendo includes Quines’s Music for Lamentation, recorded by the Vivace Orchestra under the baton of Jonathan Handman (
http://www.stringendo.org). "Music for Lamentation is an exceptional work that vividly expresses its composer's reflection on September 11. It is a heart-wrenching journey. On a musical level, it is the type of piece that becomes more intriguing and appealing the more it is studied, rehearsed and performed. This is a stunning work that will leave every member in the performance hall speechless long after the last note fades into silence,” Mr. Handman states. An enthusiastic concert-goer adds “Music for Lamentation rivals Barber’s Adagio (for Strings)!”

Among his professional credits, Mr. Quines taught at the Manhattan School of Music and his work has been performed extensively throughout the country, including the world premiere of his piece Sketches for string quartet, by the Locrian Chamber Players at Riverside Church in New York last month. His compositions, several of which require strategic spatial formations, have also been performed by groups such as the Absolute Ensemble, Soundclock Ensemble, West Chester Chamber Orchestra and Manhattan Composers Orchestra. He has worked with musical artists, such as the Attacca Quartet, Elizabeth Weigle, Gene Pritsker and David Cossin, visual artist Mark Kostabi, and actors and modern dancers alike.

Mr. Quines holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music and a Master of Art degree from Hunter College CUNY in composition. He teaches privately in Rhinebeck, New York, where he now resides. A number of his works are published by Building Moons & Arches Publishing Company.

For more information on Music for Lamentation, and to inquire about performing the piece, visit: 
www.quinesmusic.com, or contact Raul Quines at: raul.quines@quinesmusic.com
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